8:5 She said, “If the king is so inclined and if I have met with his approval and if the matter is agreeable to the king and if I am attractive to him, let an edict be written rescinding those recorded intentions of Haman the son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, 6 which he wrote in order to destroy the Jews who are throughout all the king’s provinces.
1 tn Heb “after these things” (so KJV, ASV); NAB, NASB, NIV “After these events.”
2 tn Heb “made great”; NAB “raised…to high rank”; NIV “honored.”
3 tn Heb “chair”; KJV, NRSV “seat”; NASB “established his authority.”
4 sn Possessing the king’s signet ring would enable Haman to act with full royal authority. The king’s ring would be used to impress the royal seal on edicts, making them as binding as if the king himself had enacted them.
6 tc The LXX does not include the expression “the Agagite.”